Rubiton Stakes 2021

Saturday February 6, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Rubiton Stakes is a good Oakleigh Plate guide each Autumn Carnival

The Rubiton Stakes is a key Group 2 support act on CF Orr Stakes Day at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-February, which kicks off the top racing action of the annual Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) headlines the card, but there’s plenty of other action for the punters including in the form of the Rubiton Stakes for the sprinters run over 1100m under set weights plus penalties conditions.

An open age and sex event, the race offers a total of $200,000 in prize money and serves as a good lead-up to the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) back at the track a fortnight later. In 2016 Heatherly won the Rubiton Stakes before running third in the Oakleigh Plate, while the last horse to complete the double was Lankan Rupee (2014).

The latest edition of the Rubiton Stakes ran on Saturday February 6, 2021 and was won by Prophet’s Thumb in an upset. 

Rubiton Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 6, 2021
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1989

2021 Rubiton Stakes Results

The official Rubiton Stakes 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 6, 2021 and published in full below.

  • 1st: #9 Prophet’s Thumb
  • 2nd: #3 Bold Star
  • 3rd: #4 Garner

Another brilliant ride by Jamie Kah saw the Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained mare Prophet’s Thumb enjoy an upset win the 2021 Rubiton Stakes results ahead of a potential Group 1 Oakleigh Plate run.

Rubiton Stakes Betting & Odds

Rubiton Stakes betting markets are led by the proven sprinters in the field that enjoyed a solid spring the campaign before and that are proven over the short distances.

First-up runners with a good strike rate when resuming also feature high up the Rubiton Stakes odds, which open after the final field is released the week of the race.

Favourites have a strong strike rate in the Rubiton Stakes, which has been won by some top class runners over the years. Nature Strip ($1.75 in 2019) followed by Anaheed ($2.90 in 2020) the following year are the latest favourites in Rubiton Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2021 Rubiton Stakes Odds

The official Rubiton Stakes 2021 betting odds will be available here each autumn as soon as released.

rubiton stakes 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 rubiton stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Rubiton Stakes Field

Rubiton Stakes betting favoured the 2015 winner Chautauqua

Chautauqua (2015) is one of the most famous Rubiton Stakes winners. Photo Credit: Adrienne Bicknell.

The Rubiton Stakes field attracts a collection of the autumn’s best sprinters, many running first-up in the event on way to bigger and better races.

Most of the runners in the Rubiton Stakes field go onto Group 1 events including Chautauqua (2015) who backed-up and ran second in the Newmarket Handicap and won the TJ Smith Stakes at Melbourne and April respectively, followed by plenty more elite level glory over subsequent seasons.

Rubiton Stakes nominations close on the Monday before the race runs on a Saturday followed by the final field and barriers on the Wednesday.

2021 Rubiton Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

The official Rubiton Stakes 2021 Final Field & Barriers are released the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see what gun sprinters are in the mix for the short distance clash on Orr Day this autumn.

The 2021 Rubiton Stakes field features 10 sprinters led in betting by the Hawkes Racing-trained Greyworm first-up.

2021 Rubiton Stakes Nominations

Racing Victoria takes the early Rubiton Stakes 2021 Nominations on the Monday of CF Orr Stakes week, the full list of entries to be published below once announced.

The 2021 Rubiton Stakes nominations attracted 13 star sprinters led in betting by returning colt Anders looking to atone for his flop in the Coolmore Stud Stakes in the spring.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x211x1130x ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
2 38x466633x BOLD STAR G 5 Gordon Richards 96
3 x535x1344x BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 100
4 05839×5242 CAUSEWAY GIRL M 5 Clinton McDonald 80
5 3212x5462x GARNER G 4 Gordon Richards 92
6 11x1412x7x GREYWORM G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 106
7 12524x123x HI STRANGER G 4 Shane Fliedner 85
8 11118x120x HOW WOMANTIC M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 89
9 x30x19009x MYSTERY LOVE M 5 Charlotte Littlefield 80
10 x825x3352x PROPHET’S THUMB M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 92
11 417×259164 SHAMINO G 5 Phillip Stokes 95
12 x11233x112 SWORD OF MERCY M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 90
13 441211×342 VIRIDINE G 6 James Cummings 108

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Rubiton Stakes Tips

Rubiton Stakes tips include backing sprinters with form in Melbourne over 1100m – 1200m that have previously won at the Caulfield track.

Looking for the best out of the tougher races the previous spring that are drawn well is another good Rubiton Stakes betting tip as is betting first-up runners with a good record fresh.

2021 Rubiton Stakes Tips

Our exclusive Rubiton Stakes 2021 tips will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.

  • To Win: #1 Viridine ($5 at time of publish) 

Like the price of the classy Viridine carrying top weight from a wide gate but still good enough to defeat this field. Beaten odds-on last time out in the Group 2 Australia Stakes at The Valley, but presents fit third-up and has a great Caulfield record.

Rubiton Stakes Form Guide

The Rubiton Stakes form guide details all the information punters need to know before placing a bet on the CF Orr Stakes Day showdown including the lead-up form and barrier draw of all the runners in the field.

The Rubiton Stakes form has stacked up in plenty of tougher Group 1 races in both Melbourne and Sydney over the autumn and spring in recent years.

2021 Rubiton Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Rubition Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be available below the week of the race.

Rubiton Stakes Results

The Rubiton Stakes results are usually dominated by above average sprinters with previous form in Melbourne over similar distance.

Notable recent Rubiton Stakes winners include Nature Strip (2019), back-to-back winning mare Super Cash (2017-18), Chautauqua (2015), Lankan Rupee (2014), Here De Angles (2008 and 2010) and triple champion Super Elegant (2003-05).

Rubiton Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Prophet’s Thumb Bold Star Garner 1:03.08
2020 Anaheed Bold Star All Too Royal 1:02.12
2019 Nature Strip Jungle Edge Thermal Current 1:03.18
2018 Super Cash Flamberge Merchant Navy 1:04.54
2017 Super Cash I Am A Star Chautauqua 1:02.57
2016 Heatherly Politeness Just A Bullet 1:02.2
2015 Chautauqua Flamberge Atmospherical 1:02.3
2014 Lankan Rupee Iconic First Command 1:02.5
2013 Adebisi Rescue Mission Big Buddie 1:03.3
2012 Eagle Falls First Command Hot Spin 1:03.8
2011 Catapulted Avenue Solar Charged 1:02.2
2010 Here De Angels Lucky Secret Rostova 1:01.7
2009 Mind Your Head =2 Happy Glen =2 Lucky Secret 1:03.4
2008 Here De Angels Let Go Thommo Raid The Royals 1:03.8
2007 Dance The Waves Barabba Road Message Bank 1:02.9
2006 Bomber Bill Whats The Mail Live In Vain 0:56.6
2005 Super Elegant Truly Wicked Sensational Spot 1:03.4
2004 Super Elegant Ruben Step Ahead 1:02.3
2003 Super Elegant Azevedo Sir Chuckle 1:02.9
2002 Intelligent Star Bomber Bill Sudurka 1:01.6
2001 Appoint Bomber Bill Cullen 1:02.4
2000 Miss Pennymoney St Chrisoph Paint 1:02.4